It’s almost back to school time, and whether or not you are still in school it seems as though the season of relaxation and fun ends when school is back in session.
The non-summer months are, personally, when I get the most done. I know I can’t go to the beach, and it’s too cold to lay by the pool so I use my time wisely and I spend it trying to be the best girl boss that I can be! I truly believe that you can never stop learning. Every day I make it my mission to learn something new. Whether that new piece of information will benefit me in my career, family life, house work or chores, or anything else you could possibly think of, learning something new each day allows me to expand my horizons and take a step forward.
One of the best ways I love to learn new things is through self developmental or “self help” books. I could spend hours curled up on the couch reading. I truly love spending my down time reading and learning new things.
With that being said, I wanted to share a few of my favorite books that I have read over the past couple of years that I believe have really benefitted me, and have helped me along the way during my journey to success, which lets be honest never really ends.
Quick disclaimer: If you choose to purchase any of these books by clicking the links, I will receive a small compensation.
1. You Are A Badass: How To Stop Doubting Your Greatness And Start Living An Awesome Life by Jen Sincero
I truly loved this book. For those of you who may have never heard of her, Jen Sincero is a New York Times Bestselling Author, as well as a success coach and motivational speaker. Jen does an amazing job of giving tips to help you succeed, all while keeping it entertaining. This book will help you to stop all those self-sabotaging habits that force you to doubt yourself, and begin filling your head with thoughts that will help you find the confidence to take that next step in life. The chapters are filled with inspiring stories, great advice, and witty remarks. You will undoubtedly walk away from reading this book ready to face the world and kick some ass. You can purchase You Are A Badass: How To Stop Doubting Your Greatness And Start Living An Awesome Life on Amazon for $9.59.
2. #GirlBoss by Sophia Amoruso
I easily consider this book to be a staple in any woman’s library that hopes to one day become a killer girl boss herself. Whether you want to be the CEO of a business, start your own brand, create a blog, become a fashion designer or whatever it is that you may want to do, I recommend reading this book. Sophia Amoruso is the founder of the brand Nasty Gal. Nasty Gal began was Sophia decided she wanted to start an eBay shop full of great vintage finds from the thrift shop, and has since evolved into an amazing fashion empire full of vintage and original pieces. Since then, Sophia has launched her GirlBoss brand and has become an amazing motivational speaker, and inspiration for women all over the world. The #GirlBoss book tells Sophia’s personal story, and the steps she took to become the amazing boss that she is today, as well as words of wisdom and advice for anyone who would like to become their own girl boss one day. The book and Sophia’s story are so popular in fact, that GirlBoss had even been made into a series that can be found on Netflix. Purchase #GirlBoss on Amazon for $13.00.
3. Leave Your Mark by Aliza Licht
I am currently still reading this book, but so far I absolutely love it! In today’s digital world, your online presence means a lot. And what a person can conclude about you through your online presence, can easily blend over to what that person can conclude about you in the real, working world. Aliza Licht uses Leave Your Mark to tell the story of her claim to fame by literally starting at the bottom and climbing up the chain to success. Aliza gives advice on how to use social media to your advantage, and how to leave a (great) lasting impression on those you meet throughout your career journey. Purchase Leave Your Mark on Amazon for $13.47.
4. You Are A Badass At Making Money by Jen Sincero
Another book by Jen Sincero that I recommend. Do you ever find yourself in a rut when it comes to making money? Jen uses this book to help you get yourself out of the rut and start putting yourself in the right mindset to help you make the money that you want, need and deserve. You’d be quite surprised at some of the tips she has to offer. That lack of income could be due to some things that you would have never thought. Purchase You Are A Badass At Making Money on Amazon for $14.63.
5. Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
Have you ever realized how much your mind really controls your life? Decision making, critical thinking, the way we view things all have to do with how our mind works. In this book, psychologist Daniel Kahneman takes you on an eyeopening tour of the mind and how it works. Daniel gives some really great insight into how choices are made, and how you can use different techniques to ensure you that you are making the right decisions in life, whether they be personal or business-related. Purchase Thinking Fast and Slow on Amazon for $9.99.